The inaugural Dodges Ferry/ Carlton ride hit the road at 10am this morning. Short, not sharp! Ten Km on an out and back course from downtown Carlton to Dodges Fire Station and return. It is on again at 10am next Tuesday. Start at the Dodges post office. One more rider will increase todays field by 50%
Hmmm well some of us have to keep working!
However I like the idea of a Inaugural Cremorne ride capped off with a BBQ and beer at *************** (removed for censoring reasons) house!
Ps: will not be there tomorrow - now tapering for Saturday but shhhhhhhhhh
I must visit my bookie now that I am privileged to have this information
One feature of this ride is "flexibility".
When would you like it to be?
Do you live in the area?
How far do you like to ride?
Anything is possible
Well, maybe if I buy that waterfront block of land my wife likes at Lewisham...
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
My place overlooks Park Beach... I reckon a ride to Primrose would make a good start. As I am just getting back on the bike after quite a few years absence, I will need to train for a while first. Currently I am riding to Lewisham shops return (12K) in 30 minutes at avg 23 kph. Feel pretty totalled after that. Have only been back at it for a week though so I expect I will improve in time. I am aiming to get out 3-4 times per week.
Paul, keep up the training, gently. No need to hurt yourself. I am away in QLD at present, back home in Carlton late August. Primrose Sands is a nice ride, either on the highway, or via Carlton River Road. I noticed your thread re buying a bike. What did you settle on? I do the vets ride at Richmond on Wednesday mornings, and have noticed a small group at the Dodges branch of Richmond Bakery around noon, when I am on my way home from Richmond. Not sure what they do.
I ended up buying a second hand Azzuri for 1K. I am enjoying riding it but need to take it into the city and get it correctly set up for me. I also bought a GT Zaskar MTB that McBains are running out at a heavily reduced price. Not for any serious stuff.... just riding casually around the streets and tracks.
Hi Paul. You are always welcome to join us on the Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride. We have a wide range of talented riders out there with the main group tootling along at 30kph-ish for 60k - but we do have the elite group who ride at lesser speeds and lesser distances of up to 50k. Last week we ended up with three separate bunches on the road so there is usually a choice and the more the merrier. The general intent of the ride is to all finish at around the same time to enjoy the chat and banter over a cup of coffee rather than win a race - who said it was a race - anyway it suits many purposes for many riders.
Thanks BenevolentDictator. I am aware of the Bakery ride and am working toward a fitness level which will enable me to join in. Aiming for the new year
Best wishes. Give me a wave if you see me around Carlton or Sorell. Usually in a plain red long sleeved road shirt. (Yes, I do wash them; have 3 the same )
So.... business venture aborted. Close call to oblivion. Got tied up with finishing my degree and have not been on the bike at all this year. Are you interested in reactivating the Dodges Ferry - Carlton ride ?
I am swanning around in the sun and showers of Brisbane Paul. Happy to think about it again when we get back in late august. Have you considered the famous Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride? There is a thread here with weekly reports of the goings on there, and I know that PMM man would be happy to recruit you to his team
Hi Paul. Don't be put off by fitness levels - come along for the ride - there are multiple options and more is always better. We leave at 9 and get back a bit after 11 covering about 60ks. You can ride with us for a while and go you're own way if you aren't comfortable - or you can time your start and distance to finish around 11 and enjoy the most important part of the ride - the chat over a drink afterwards. We are a friendly bunch so come and join the fun whenever you can.
So did I see you at 1:30 today on Carlton Beach Rd ?
An impromptu meeting of Paul B, Anita, and Jeff outside Dodges Ferry Newsagency this morning gives new hope that this ride might yet get off the ground. A one person sub committee comprising Paul B have the pleasure of furthering the idea. "Thursdays" have been floated as a possible day.
Watch this space.
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